- Jun 12, 2001
That's the worst analogy ever. The environment is something we all share, and has wide-ranging impact. OTOH, it's not like anyone forces you to go to a smoky bar. Nor does the smoke go beyond the bar.Originally posted by: miketheidiot
thats like saying that if i don't want arsenic and mercury in my river i shouldn't dump arsenic and mercury in the water. Of course i shouldn't and don't, but that doesn't help me when other people do it.Originally posted by: Vic
Don't like smoking?
What liberty are non-smokers being deprived of? Answer that.Originally posted by: miketheidiot
the difference is, when i eat a candy bar, i don't also force you to ingest a candy bar. However, when you smoke, you do force me to inhale that shit. This is about smokers depriving everyone else of the liberty to decide what they do and do not consume as much as it is about smokers having the liberty to do what they want.
the tyranny of the smokers is ending, good riddance.
And "tyranny of the smokers"? That's moronic. There's no smoking ban in the bars here, and I'd have to look hard to find a bar that still allows, as they are few and far between these days, and the only people in them are smokers. Most bars have already voluntarily banned smoking all on their own due to the pressure of their own patrons. Amazing that.
But I suppose you gotta pass your little unnecessary law to make you feel important, right? Somewhere, somehow, someone is still sinning, and that can't be allowed right?
Your post is a great example of paranoid reverse logic though. Seriously, you remind me of neocon defending the War in Iraq -- "We're not attacking, we're defending!"